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Aug 11, 2013 1:35am EDT
force that will have a lot to say. the shape that america takes. we have an outside influence on the direction of the nation, and many americans are ready see texas as the gateway to a better life. we are the nation's no. 1 destination for internal migration. the reason, as any texan will tell you, is we have a lot to be proud of. there is our very diverse and fast-growing economy. our abundant natural and energy resources. our long coastline, and low unemployment and low cost of living. just as importantly, there is the fervent belief that a better tomorrow for ourselves and children is just within our reach. my whole life i have seen texans create those tomorrows for themselves and family. i have seen them raise themselves up by the bootstraps and by their sling backs, and by pink running shoes. texans work hard, and we believe hard work should pay off. the majority of texans know our state is stronger when it makes the investments in people that helped them reach their full potential. and yes, texans know there are areas where we can and must do better. one out of every 10 public-
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Aug 10, 2013 8:35pm EDT
who write the next chapter in texas story, and america's story. as i learned that sitting at the kitchen table with my grandfather, the task may not be quick, and it may not be easy, but it is important. it is essential, and together it can be done. thank you very, very much. [applause] >> thank you. we have a lot of questions, and many of them, as you might imagine, are along the same theme. let's just get this out of the way right away. you mentioned your feud with rick perry. are you thinking about running >> succeed him as governor? a lot of people are asking me that question lately, as you can imagine, and i am working very hard to decide what my neck steps will be. i do think in texas people feel we need a change from the very fractured, very partisan leadership we're seeing in the state government right now. >> what about a bid for another state office, perhaps u.s. senator or lieutenant governor? >> i can say i will run for either my state senate seat or the governor. [applause] >> one more question. this person asks, would you consider running as vp candidate? [applause]
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